El Niño is sure hitting the Sacramento region hard with some cold and wet weather, but that doesn’t mean sunny days aren’t ahead.

According to WeatherSpark.com, the median temperature for Sacramento in May is 80 degrees, which is definitely warm enough weather to swim in. Your pool water may still have a bite in it from the cooler winter weather, however.

That is where we come in and install solar water heating for your pool.

When the outside air temperature is consistently in the 80-degree range or higher, you can expect 7-12 degrees’ warmer water temperatures than a pool that would be heated naturally. Here is how it works: A pump, usually your existing pool pump, pushes water through a filter to strain leaves and debris. The water is then pumped into a Heliocol solar panel where it is substantially heated. The sun-warmed water flows back into your pool, heating it to your desired temperature.

Of all the options available to heat your pool, solar energy offers the best value, dollar for dollar than any other method available. In fact, solar pool heating is so effective that it is the largest use of solar energy in the world, accounting for more than 90 percent of all solar collector shipments, according to the Department of Energy Solar Collector Activity Report.

If that isn’t enough to motivate you, did you know swimming is one of the best exercises for the body? According to Fitness Magazine, swimming has all of the following positive impacts on the human body:

  • It counts as both cardio and strength training.
  • It’s easy on the joints.
  • It’s good for your lungs.
  • It makes you a better runner.
  • Anyone can do it.
  • It relieves stress.
  • It has a positive impact on blood pressure, cholesterol levels, cardiovascular performance, central nervous system health, cognitive functioning, muscle mass, and blood chemistry.
  • It works a lot of muscles.
  • It Increases blood flow to the brain.

Why not take advantage of this type of exercise more frequently throughout the year?

It’s the busy season for solar pool heating, and our appointments will book up fast. Don’t get left in the cold. Call us today at 916.853.2700 to schedule an installation, and enjoy your backyard oasis early in the spring and late into the fall.

For more information, make sure you download our free Solar Pool Heating Buyer’s Guide.

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